Oddly enough 2 members of Lynyrd Skynyrd no longer with us had birthdays today, Ed King (who was in the psychedelic group Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints) and Steve Gaines. the song  “You Got That Right” was written and sung by both Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines.  it was on Street Survivors which was  the last for Ronnie Van Zant, new guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister Cassie, who sang backing vocals. The three of them died in the tragic plane crash that took place just three days after the album was released. Former drummer Artimus Pyle recalls a song that strongly bears their stamp, “You Got That Right.”

 

“’You Got That Right,’ of course, was written by Steve Gaines. He and Ronnie sang it together. I love that, because Steve Gaines, I’ll have to tell you, was one special human being. He was always playing his guitar, walking around the hotel with it on. We kidded him about sleeping with it. Steve was just a real great person. One of my very favorite tunes. I love the energy of the song, I love some of the things I was able to do on drums and I love Ronnie and Steve’s vocals.”

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